We've just had three of the hottest days of the year in our part of the world. For some of you lovely readers, temperatures of over 30 degrees celsius are nothing to write home about. But it's not what we are used to and we have been feeling it. In the Brecon Beacons in Wales two reservist soldiers collapsed and died trying to pass tough tests to join the elite SAS in the extreme heat.
Jade has been refusing food, which is most unusual. She does deign to eat in the evening when it gets a little cooler so I'm not too concerned. We haven't been taking her out as much. Just to the local park is ok, but if we go anywhere in the car she just lies there and pants, so we've taken to leaving her at home. She doesn't like that much, but at least she stays reasonably cool while she waits in the house for us to return from our errands , and we get a rapturous welcome when we do return.
And guess what my daughter and granddaughter were up to yesterday.
They were doing the race for life in London's Hyde Park to raise funds for cancer charities. I am very proud of them and the friends who made up their team.